Let's take a look back to see how Amanda's star rose and, recently, fell.
A Star Is Born Amanda was born on April 3, 1986, in Thousand Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, the youngest of three children of Rick Bynes, a dentist, and Lynn, his office manager wife.
20, 2002, starring alongside Jennie Garth in "What I Like About You" (again written by Dan Schneider).
The WB sitcom, which ran for four seasons until 2006, became the top-rated show in its time slot amongst women 18 to 34.
She was a rare example of a child actor who made the transition into adulthood without attracting the attention of gossip rags or racking up a laundry list of legal troubles.
The troubled star recently tweeted-and-deleted yet another questionable statement — this time, about a different “ugly black guy.” She must have felt bad about singling out Drake.
The short-lived couple was spotted kissing courtside at an L. Lakers game, but only a month later, Doug moved on to Paris Hilton (after he was spotted dancing with a gaggle of girls -- and even kissing one! But Amanda's publicist released a statement saying the actress was the one who called it quits. Public speculation linked her to either Drake or Kid Cudi (or both! But Amanda's situation wasn't as ideal as the lyrics from love songs by Rihanna and Jay-Z that she quoted on her now-defunct Twitter account.
"I have a friend that I thought was like a sister to me.
The film was a hit at the box office and with critics, grossing more than 8 million.
It seemed to signify a resurgence in Amanda's career.